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Scenes From Haiti, 6 Months After the Earthquake

An estimated 1.5 million Haitians were displaced in January’s earthquake. Six months later, the majority of that population is still living in tent settlements and the medical infrastructure is still fragile. A reporting team from the PBS NewsHour, including senior correspondent Ray Suarez, has returned to Haiti to assess where things stand.

The slide show below offers a snapshot of scenes from Port-au-Prince. And stay tuned to the NewsHour online and on-air to see reports from Haiti in the coming days.

Six months after the quake, tent camps still cover every open piece of land in Port au Prince.

Six months after the quake, tent camps still cover every open piece of land in Port au Prince.

Families in this camp, not far from the U.N. compound in Port au Prince, are frustrated with camp conditions and say there is never enough food and water.

Families in this camp, not far from the U.N. compound in Port au Prince, are frustrated with camp conditions and say there is never enough food and water.

Heavy rains and water diverted from other camps flood this informal camp.

Heavy rains and water diverted from other camps flood this informal camp.

While most services at Port au Prince's general hospital have returned indoors, the pediatric ward is still located in large tents.

While most services at Port au Prince’s general hospital have returned indoors, the pediatric ward is still located in large tents.

Hospital staff say they are in dire need of more doctors, nurses and support staff.

Hospital staff say they are in dire need of more doctors, nurses and support staff.

Children are affected by temperatures that can push 100 degrees by mid-day.

Children are affected by temperatures that can push 100 degrees by mid-day.

With access to utilities still a problem, water is trucked to camps and the hospital in large, plastic bladders.

With access to utilities still a problem, water is trucked to camps and the hospital in large, plastic bladders.

Though injuries have dropped dramatically, crowded camps and piles of rubble lead to many accidents.

Though injuries have dropped dramatically, crowded camps and piles of rubble lead to many accidents.

Aid groups estimate between 2,000 and 6,000 people lost a limb in the quake.

Aid groups estimate between 2,000 and 6,000 people lost a limb in the quake.

Fourteen-year-old Monica lost her right leg after her home collapsed on her.

Fourteen-year-old Monica lost her right leg after her home collapsed on her.

Monica is measured for a prosthetic. She has been living in a hospital and getting around on crutches.

Monica is measured for a prosthetic. She has been living in a hospital and getting around on crutches.

Many groups, including Handicap International and Hanger, are working to provide prosthetic limbs and physical therapy to quake victims.

Many groups, including Handicap International and Hanger, are working to provide prosthetic limbs and physical therapy to quake victims.

People with amputated limbs face an extra tough challenge, as many return to rumble filled streets and camps.

People with amputated limbs face an extra tough challenge, as many return to rumble filled streets and camps.

Heavy rains and water diverted from other camps flood this informal camp.

Heavy rains and water diverted from other camps flood this informal camp.

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